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May
Saturday

BBC Symphony Orchestra

May 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

To mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of Beethoven we welcome the BBC Symphony Orchestra under the baton of their Chief Conductor Sakari Oramo, and renowned Beethoven specialist Paul Lewis.

This all-Beethoven programme opens with the Overture to his only complete ballet score, The Creatures of Prometheus. Paul Lewis will then perform Piano Concerto No. 4, the premiere of which was performed by the composer himself.

After the interval we’ll hear Symphony No.7. At its premiere, Beethoven was noted as remarking that it was one of his best works. Since then it has gone on to win many fans, including Wagner who described it as The Apotheosis of the Dance. The unbounded finale was apparently summed up by Tchaikovsky as a whole series of images, full of unrestrained joy, full of bliss and pleasure of life.

Sponsored by Greenham Trust
Sakari Oramo
Sakari Oramo
Paul Lewis

Conductor / Performers

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo  conductor
Paul Lewis  piano

Programme

Beethoven  Overture to the Creatures of Prometheus
Beethoven  Piano Concerto No.4 (Paul Lewis)
Beethoven  Symphony No.7 in A major, op. 92

Tickets

This concert is currently sold out. Please telephone the Box Office on 0845 5218 218 or [email protected] to be added to the waiting list.

Details
Date: May 9
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Venue
Address: St Nicolas Church, West Mills
Newbury, Berkshire RG14 5HG United Kingdom

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